When all else has been done and said, along comes Mr. Oysterhead.
Oysterhead, the long-dormant supergroup comprised of Trey Anastasio (Phish), Les Claypool (Primus), and Stewart Copeland (The Police) has officially announced a pair of shows at Broomfield, CO’s 1STBANK Center on February 14th and 15th, 2020.
A limited number of tickets are available now at http://oysterhead.shop.ticketstoday.com/. The ticket request period will end Thursday, October 17th at 9 a.m. MDT. Travel packages will also be available and will go on sale Wednesday, October 16 at 12 p.m. MDT. Full travel package details are available here. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, October 19th at 10 a.m. MDT. For more info click here.
While rumors of an Oysterhead reunion had been percolating for months, excitement spiked on Monday night when new accounts for the band appeared on Instagram and Twitter. The accounts each made a single post: a soundless typewriter animation spelling out a few words over a muted pastel backdrop: “when all else has been done and said.”
Fans of Oysterhead quickly recognized the lyrics from “Mr. Oysterhead”, which appeared on the band’s only album, 2001’s The Grand Pecking Order: “When all else has been done and said… along comes Mr. Oysterhead.”
The trio first came together on May 4th, 2000 for a late-night performance in New Orleans during Jazz Fest at the Saenger Theatre. In 2001, due to overwhelming demand, the trio reformed to record and release The Grand Pecking Order, which featured nine new tracks in addition to four songs debuted at the Saenger. A North American tour followed the release of the album.
On June 16th, 2006, Oysterhead reunited for a set at Bonnaroo. The newly announced Colorado performances will mark the first live Oysterhead shows since that Bonnaroo set nearly 13 years ago.
While only two 2020 Oysterhead reunion shows have been announced, we’re sure this is not the last we’ll hear from the group in the near future. Start looking forward to 2020—the year of Oysterhead.